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  • 1 September 2014, 8:42

Dynamo Denies Cheat Claims After Shard Stunt

In an exclusive interview with Sky News Entertainment Week the TV magician Dynamo has denied using wires in his stunt where he apparently levitates above the Shard in London.

The 31-year-old trickster has been wowing crowds for years with incredible stunts such as walking on the Thames - but this week a picture showing support wires went viral and he was branded a "cheat" and a "fraud" by fans online.

However, Dynamo told Entertainment Week the criticism had gone over his head.

"I'm just really glad people are talking about magic," he said. "The picture is only half the tale. When you watch the show you'll see the whole story.

"The picture is from an earlier rehearsal where I had a safety cord because it was so windy ... I went up higher than that and that wouldn't have been possible with the wire method.

"I put my life at risk sometimes for people's pleasure and I hope they keep enjoying it."

The stunt was for the Variety charity with the aim of getting people to donate for disabled and disadvantaged children.

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Plus find out who won what at this week's Emmy Awards and MTV Awards.

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